8310/8510 Sheriff's Lieutenant

Recruitment #CBT-8310-903078




Under direction, the Sheriff’s Lieutenant acts as the operational and/or administrative manager of a facility/unit/watch; commands a detention or program facility on an assigned watch; commands civil process work and/or manages and coordinates civil/criminal courts; may perform, coordinate or review investigative services, manages field operations units and/or manages alternatives to incarceration, and all training programs.


The essential functions of this class include the following: reviews arrest decisions and crime reports; evaluates and documents the work performance of subordinates (sworn and civilian) both formally and informally; identifies training needs and instructs subordinates during muster or through formal or informal training sessions; reviews schedules and work assignments; advises subordinates as to meaning and consequences of Department policies and procedures; investigates and handles complaints and grievances from community members, subordinates and inmates; initiates and conducts formal and impromptu inspections including Health, Fire Safety, Board of Corrections, facilities, inmates, subordinates, civilian staff, records, and equipment, in order to ensure that department policies and regulations are being followed; insures conformity with the Board of State Community Correction (BSCC) and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards; facilitates incident command in emergencies; coordinates security arrangements with federal and state agencies, including Homeland Security; acts as liaison to air squadron, mounted unit and coordinates K9 activities; manages large scale planning projects; manages budget and programs for certain rehabilitation programs; participates in request for proposals; performs research for public records requests; manages booking and releases, central records; manages and coordinates information systems; conducts research; completes special projects and assignments; acts as facility/unit/watch commander if the facility/unit/watch commander is absent; and represents the department on a variety of committees, boards, planning groups or task forces both within the department and for the City and County of San Francisco. Lieutenants are assigned to one of the following Sheriff’s Department’s Divisions: Administration and Programs, Custody Operations, Field Operations Division, and Planning & Special Projects Division, as well as specialty non-division assignment, such as the management of Internal Affairs or other assignments based on the needs of the department.


Working conditions: Appointees must be available to work shifts covering any 24-hour period, including holidays and weekends, at any assigned Sheriff’s location. This position requires overtime as directed by the Sheriff. Duties may involve a continuous risk of physical violence. Appointees must have the ability to work in closely confined, noisy, and crowded areas for sustained periods of time, and must be able to be on call in case of emergency.






Minimum Qualifications

· Two (2) complete years of experience in class 8308/8508 Sheriff’s Sergeant; AND

· Possession of a valid California Driver License.

This examination is open only to employees of the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff’s Department who meet the Minimum Qualifications as of November 22, 2019.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.


Select the 8310/8510 Sheriff’s Lieutenant job announcement

Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”

Follow instructions on the screen


Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following address: (@sfgov.org).


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility or disqualification.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Liezel Cruz, by telephone at 415-551-8947 or by email at Liezel.Cruz@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures


A description of the examination components, including component weights, will be included in the Preparation Guide. The Preparation Guide will also list the job-related task clusters from which examination tasks will be simulated. It will also identify knowledge and abilities that may be evaluated by each test component. The Preparation Guide will be available at least 30 days prior to the administration of the examination. Qualified applicants will be notified via email when the Preparation Guide becomes available.

Qualified applicants will be notified by e-mail of the exact date, time and location of the examination. The test components are tentatively scheduled to be administered in the week of February 10, 2020.


Two confidential eligible lists of applicant names will be created from this recruitment, one for 8310 Sheriff’s Lieutenant (SFERS) and one for 8510 Sheriff’s Lieutenant (PERS). Candidates that successfully achieve passing scores on all of the selection procedures listed above will be placed on both eligible lists. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved.

The eligible lists resulting from this examination are subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The resulting eligible lists will have an initial duration of 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible lists resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use these classifications or similar classifications. To find other Departments which use these Sheriff Lieutenant’s classifications, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the Sheriff’s Lieutenant Classification.


The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. The hiring department may administer additional selection procedures at the time of certification before making a final hiring decision.


Knowledge gained from the following sources (and also the ability to apply that knowledge) may be measured in one or more of the examination components. Please note, however, that the test content may also be based on additional sources such as experience expected to have been gained on the job, etc.

A. Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City & County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Unit 12A (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022)

Link: https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/MOUs/DSA-2019-MOU.pdf

B. Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City & County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Sheriffs’ Managers and Supervisors Association, Unit 12B (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022)

Link: https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/MOUs/Sheriffs-Managers-and-Supervisors-Association-MOU-2019-2022.pdf

C. Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City & County of San Francisco and the Service Employee International Union (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022)

Link: https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/MOUs/SEIU-Local-1021-MOU-2019-2022.pdf

D. Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations, Adult Detention Facilities - Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4: Articles 1-7; Article 8 Section 1100-1101; Article 9 Section 1140-1144; Articles 11-15. (Effective 10/01/19)

Link: http://www.bscc.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Adult-Title-15-Regulations-Effective-10.1.2019.pdf

E. Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (v.8/2015), Adult Detention Facilities – Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities: Part 1, Section 13-102(A) and 13-102 (C); Part 2, Section 1231.1

Link: http://www.bscc.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Adult-Title-24-Part-1-Sept-2017-Part-2-July-2018.pdf

F. Selected materials from the California Penal Code, Code of Civil Procedures, Family Code, Government Code, Labor Code, Welfare and Institution Code. The specific statutes will be provided by the department.

G. Selected materials from the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Division Manuals and Policies & Procedures.

H. Book: Supervision of Police Personnel, Ninth Edition, Nathan F. Iannone, Marvin D. Iannone, and Jeff Bernstein. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-518623-7. Candidates must purchase this book at their own expense.

Applicants are responsible for obtaining reference material A, B, C, D, E & F (listed above) online, G (listed above) on Citrix. Specific code sections will be provided to candidates via e-mail at a later date and H must be purchased at own expense. Candidates will not be tested on any changes made to the above-listed sources after January 01, 2020

Qualified candidates with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination process must contact the examination analyst as soon as possible by e-mailing Liezel.Cruz@sfgov.org, by calling 415-551-8947 (voice) or if hearing impaired, 415-557-4810 (TDD), or by sending a fax to 415-557-4967.

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at:

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


An applicant/eligible that changes his or her contact information (name, mailing address, phone, etc.) after having filed an application must promptly go to CCSF’s employment website: www.jobaps.com/sf. Click on the “Update My Contact Info” button located on the top of the page. Log in to your JobAps account by entering both your UserID & Password. Enter your new address/contact information. Click on the “Update Contact Information” button again (located at the very bottom of the page). Failure to maintain current contact information may result in loss of eligibility.

Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days from the issuance of the test date announcement.

This is a standardized examination. In accordance with Civil Services Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination.

Important employment information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


After appointment to a permanent position, the employee must serve a probationary period during which the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the work assigned to the position.


CBT Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.


Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.


Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Veteran’s Preference:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:


Exam Type: Promotive
Issued: November 8, 2019

Clerically Amended: 11/13/2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-8310-903078


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please visit https://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview

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